The Team Trials were held this past weekend at Harriman State Park in New York, and as a result the following were named to represent the USA at the World Championships in Trondheim, Norway, in August:
Samantha Saeger, New England OC
Alison Crocker, Cambridge Sports Union
Erin Nielsen, Up North Orienteers
Pavlina Brautigam, Western Connecticut OC
Sandra Zürcher, Up North Orienteers
Cristina Luis, Tucson OC, 1st alternate
Kat Orekhova, Cambridge Sports Union, 2nd alternate
Ross Smith, Cambridge Sports Union
Eric Bone, Cascade OC
Boris Granovskiy, Cambridge Sports Union (declined)
Ken Walker, Cambridge Sports Union (declined)
Eddie Bergeron, Susquahanna Valley Orienteering
Wyatt Riley, Delaware Valley OA (declined)
Nikolay Nachev, Cascade OC
Matt Scott, Delaware Valley OA
Jordan Laughlin, US Military Academy OC, 1st alternate
Clem McGrath, Delaware Valley OA, 2nd alternate
Cristina Luis will serve as Team Leader.
This will be the first World Championships for Alison, Nikolay, and Matt.
Many thanks are due to the small but highly skilled group of organizers of the Trials, especially event director Vadim Masalkov, course setters Greg Balter and Sergei Zhyk, and e-punch guru Sandy Fillebrown. The event was sponsored by the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association and Amino Vital.